Thursday, June 14, 2007

County School Board OKs Sexual Orientation Lessons

Posted at WBAL Baltimore, MD.

The Montgomery County Board of Education has approved a new sex education curriculum that includes information on homosexuality, gender identity and the correct use of a condom.

Tuesday's 6-to-1 vote expands a pilot program to all middle and high schools in the county.

Under the previous curriculum, health teachers could only discuss sexual orientation in response to students' questions.

Two lessons, totaling 90 minutes, will be added to health courses in the eighth and 10th grades in the fall, along with a 10th-grade lesson and an instructional DVD on the correct use of a condom.

"I know that these issues are not without emotion," Superintendent Jerry D. Weast said during Tuesday's televised meeting. "But I do think this is the right thing to do. And I also think it needs to be done in the right way."

Well, regardless of what you think, you are wrong.

The critics argue the new lessons favor the view that homosexuality is socially and morally acceptable.

Douglas Streeks, 18, a graduating senior from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, was among the protesters.

"I think their agenda is to get students to accept this stuff as normal, and it's not," he said.

You, Mr. Streeks, are correct. Regardless of whether it is "socially acceptable" or not, it is not "morally acceptable". That is the bottom line, and that is what matters. Social acceptance of immoral behavior is detrimental to any society. This is an irrefutable demonstrated fact with mountains of historical evidence.

'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.' -Leviticus 18:22 (NASB)

...God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper... -Romans 1:26-28 (NASB)

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